ERIC Number: ED377333
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Rural Textile Workers Literacy Enhancement Project. Final Performance Report.
Enterprise State Junior Coll., AL.; MacArthur State Technical Coll., Opp, AL.
This document consists of the final report and sample curricula from the Rural Textile Workers Literacy Enhancement Project. The final report details how the project was initiated in April 1993 to help employees of five textile and apparel manufacturing companies in southeastern Alabama improve their literacy and numeracy skills. A second objective of the project was to provide a model demonstration site for replication throughout the textile industry. Project staff collaborated with industry representatives to identify job tasks, conduct needs assessments, develop an industry-specific curriculum, and deliver instructional programs at four worksites. The project consisted of three main components: the Gateway component (instruction in basic reading, writing, speaking, listening, and computation); the Pathway component (activities to develop problem-solving, teamwork, critical thinking, and decision-making skills); and the Linkway component (support services for participating workers). Project services were provided to 1,163 individuals. Following the project report are a workplace curricula catalog and sample curricula. The sample curricula contain the following: a workplace writing learning module for first-line supervisors/clerical workers, a measurement and numerical skills module for loom technicians, and four measurement and numerical skills module for sewing machine operators. Each module includes some or all of the following: a lesson plan detailing objectives and motivational, instructional, and culminating activities; vocabulary lists; student handouts; and pre- and posttests and answers. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Behavioral Objectives, Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, Fashion Industry, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Lesson Plans, Literacy Education, Numeracy, Partnerships in Education, Pretests Posttests, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Reading Skills, Rural Education, School Business Relationship, Skill Development, Two Year Colleges, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Enterprise State Junior Coll., AL.; MacArthur State Technical Coll., Opp, AL.
Identifiers - Location: Alabama